The Tenth Annual Meeting of Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society,
AFAS2016

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES IN ASIA


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Date
November 21-23, 2016
HAKODATE, JAPAN

Venue
Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans, Hakodate, Japan


Hosted by
Hokkaido University (HU), Japan
Fisheries Research Department, Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO), Japan
Sponsors

 


 Brochure  Call for Papers  Schedule  Venue  Transportation  Accommodation
 Program Picture  Summary  Abstract Format Registration Invitation


THEME & TOPICS

Since its foundation in Dalian, China in 2007, the Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society (AFAS) has successfully organized nine annual meetings under the umbrella named gThe International Conference on Underwater Acoustics for Sustainable Fisheries in Asiah. These conferences have effectively promoted the dissemination and development of fisheries acoustics in Asia. The ninth Annual Meeting of Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society, AFAS2015 entitled gThe International Conference on Underwater Acoustics for Sustainable Fisheries in Asiah was held on 16-17 November 2015 at Windsor Suit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Approximately 70 scientists from 7 countries/regions including Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Norway, and Thailand participated in the meeting. The upcoming tenth annual conference of AFAS will be held in Hakodate, Japan from 21 to 23 November 2016 as the second annual meeting of AFAS in Japan. Conventional sessions include oral and poster sessions will be held from 21 to 22 November. The special symposium for citizens will be held in 23rd November.


                                      STEERING COMMITTEE
Prof. Tohru Mukai (Chairman)
Hokkaido University, Japan
Prof. Kohji Iida (Vice Chairman)
Chairman of AFAS, Hokkaido University, Japan
Prof. Yoshinori Miyamoto (Vice Chairman)
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
Mr. Raja Bidin Raja Hassan (member)
MFRDMD/SEAFDEC, Malaysia
Prof. Doojin Hwang (member)
Chonnam National University, Korea
Prof. Yong Tang (member)
Dalian Ocean University, China
Prof. Ming-An Lee (member)
National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan


CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract should be submitted to the meeting secretariat only by E-mail in the format of Microsoft Word (*.doc). The deadline of abstract submission is October 14, 2016. Please notify that your paper most fits to following sessions.

1)Acoustic Technology (SGAT)
     Investigate new technologies in fisheries acoustics.
2)Theory and Target Strength (SGTS)
     Investigate theoretical and practical problems on fisheries
     acoustics including target strength of animals.
3)Echo Survey (SGES)
     Research methodologies and evaluation of acoustic  
     fisheries survey.
4)Acoustic Application (SGAA)
     Research broad aspects of underwater acoustics for
     fishery and fishery surveys.
5)Ecosystem Monitoring (SGEM)
     Research methodologies and evaluation of ecosystem
     monitoring.
6)Others

ABSTRACT FORMAT

Size       : One page of A4 size paper.
Margin   : Top 30 mm, bottom/left/right 25 mm.
Font       : Times New Roman, 12 point.
Title        : 13 point font size, bold and align center.
Author(s), Affiliation(s), and Address(es): 11 point, align center.
Text        : 12 point, single space and fully justified.
Keyword : 12 point in one line volume at maximum.




AFAS AWARD

AFAS award was established in AFAS2012. "Young Fisheries Acoustician Award" is given to an excellent presentation of fisheries acoustic researcher under the age of 40. "Student Best Presentation Awards" are given to best presentation by students. If you are an entry for these awards, please indicate in your abstract.


PRESENTATION

Contribution papers will be selected for oral or poster presentations. The language of the conference will be English. Each oral presenter will be given 15 minutes including invited lectures, oral and poster presentations. The maximum size for poster presentation is 120x90 cm.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All participants should complete the Registration Form and send to the meeting secretariat by E-mail before September 30, 2016. The Registration Form can be downloaded from the AFAS website.

Registration fees: ONLY JPY

  Non Student:    15,000 JPY

  Student :          10,000 JPY

  Walk-in :           15,000 JPY


  

MEETING VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

The conference will be held at Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans, Hakodate, JAPAN.


ABOUT HAKODATE

Hakodate (”ŸŠΩ) is Hokkaido's third largest city, located at the island's southern tip. Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and its delicious, fresh seafood. As one of the first Japanese harbor cities to be opened to international trade after the country's era of isolation, Hakodate has experienced notable influence from overseas, and the foreign population's former residential district and a Western style fort are among its main tourist attractions. Onuma Park, a quasi-national park with beautiful, island dotted lakes, is located only half an hour north of Hakodate and makes a nice side trip or a stop along the journey between Hakodate and Sapporo. (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5350.html)


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Tohru MUKAI (Chair)
   Hokkaido University, Japan
Prof. Kazushi MIYASHITA (Vice Chair)
   Hokkaido University, Japan
Dr. Kazuhiko ITAYA (Vice Chair)
   Kushiro Fisheries research Institute, Fisheries Research Department, Hokkaido Research Organization, Japan
Dr. Osamu SHIDA (member)
   Kushiro Fisheries research Institute, Fisheries Research Department, Hokkaido Research Organization, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Hiroki YASUMA (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan

Assis. Prof. Naoki TOJO (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan
Assis. Prof. Kenji MINAMI (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan
Assis. Prof. Hokuto SHIRAKAWA (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan

Dr. Huamei SHAO (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan
Mr. Zhen LU (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan

Mr. Makoto TOMIYASU (member)
   Hokkaido University, Japan


MEETING SECRETARIAT

The detail information of AFAS 2016 is posted on the AFAS website (http://www.hucc.hokudai.ac.jp/~a11197/). For further information, please contact the meeting secretariat:
Prof. Tohru MUKAI
Faculty of Fiheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, JAPAN,

                                    Tel: +81 138 40 8853  Fax: +81 138 40 8852

                                    E-mail:  afas2016@fish.hokudai.ac.jp



LOCATION

                        Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans

E15 minutes walk from Hakodate Dock-Mae tram station
E15 minutes from JR Hakodate station by taxi